GRESHAM — Crescent Valley High’s Lindsey Soule and Corvallis’ Dylan Dhakhwa had big days to lead their respective schools Friday in the preliminary round at the OSAA swimming state championships at Mount Hood Community College.

Soule had the top qualifying times in the 5A girls 500-yard freestyle and 100 backstroke. She also swam legs on her team’s 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay, which each qualified third.

Dhakhwa qualified first in the 100 backstroke and helped the Spartans record the fastest time in the 400 freestyle relay. He also qualified fifth in the 200 freestyle.

The top six preliminary times in each event make the ‘A’ final.

CV’s Sarah Cordier was third in the 200 individual medley. She also swam on the 200 medley relay and was seventh in the 100 breaststroke. Teammate Reina Watkins qualified second in the 100 butterfly, swam on the No. 2 200 freestyle relay and was also on the 400 freestyle relay.

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Philomath’s James Dye swam fast enough to make finals in the boys 100 butterfly and 500 freestyle, qualifying fourth and third, respectively. He also swam on two relays that fell just short of finals qualifying times.

Philomath’s Amity Coon was 10th in 100 breaststroke qualifying.

The 4A/3A/2A/1A finals begin at 2 p.m. Saturday and the 5A at 6:45.

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